MOMENTUM GOES BOTH WAYS….
I try to write pretty regularly on this site. Some weeks are good, some not so.
At the end of last year, I set myself the goal of writing every weekday without fail.
As you might expect, it started off pretty hard work, and although there were ups and downs, and a few late nights frantic typing scenarios, I was probably about 95% compliant.
And then last month, I missed a day. No particular reason. And then I missed another. I justified it this time, telling myself I was busy doing other important things, and that I would get back on top of it. Then I missed another, and another.....
All of a sudden I hadn't posted anything worth reading in over two weeks. And still I found reasons for it. "it's the end of a training cycle, the blog could use a rest, same as the members..." Jeez, what a stretch of an excuse....
People ask me all the time how I write blog posts so regularly and what I always told them, was it was just a matter of starting and then continuing. Nothing else to it. The more I did it, the easier it got. But I've found that just like eating well, exercising regularly, preparing food in advance for the day at work; writing had momentum in both directions. Every day I missed, it got easier to miss another.
How do you reverse it, if you're going in the wrong direction?
Start. And then continue.
Nothing else to it....
What choice do you have.....?